Frederick William Grove was the fourth child of Henry William Grove & Mary Ann Mays born 1857 at Croydon, Surrey.
In 1861 & 1871 he was at home with his parents in Croydon.
In the 1881 census there is a record for Frederick William Grove, 24, as a leading seaman on HMS Superb.
Frederick William (known as William) emigrated to Australia presumably to join his parents & siblings who had been living in Sydney since 1874.
In 1887 William married Sarah Ann Wallace in Sydney. They were to have 7 children.
Sarah Ann died, aged 40, on November 16th, 1897 at Alexandria & was buried on November 18th in the Naval Section of Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney.
Daughter Ettie married William C Langley in 1914 in Sydney.
William died on October 17th, 1945, aged 87, at Lewisham, NSW & was buried on October 18th in Rookwood Cemetery.
The children of Frederick William Grove & Sarah Ann Wallace were:
g.6.4.1 William Henry Grove born February 13th, 1888 in Wollongong, NSW; died September 1st, 1971 at Lewisham, NSW
g.6.4.2 Florence May Grove born 1889 at Waterloo, Sydney; died March 30th, 1890
g.6.4.3 Frederick Charles William Grove born 1892 at Waterloo, Sydney; died March 29th, 1942 & was buried March 31st at the Church of England Cemetery, Woronora
g.6.4.4 Harriet (Ettie) Louise Grove born May 13th, 1893 at Waterloo, Sydney; died July 7th, 1968 at Bankstown, NSW
g.6.4.5 George Albert Grove born 1894 at Waterloo, Sydney; died March 2nd, 1895 at Waterloo, NSW
g.6.4.6 Arthur James Grove born April 23rd, 1896 at Waterloo, Sydney; died May 20th, 1918 at Morlancourt, France
g.6.4.7 Sarah Ann Grove born 1897; died 1897 in Sydney